MedCircle Original Series

Women’s Mental Health: Conquering Stress & Anxiety at Work

1 in 5 working women have anxiety or depression, & 90% of those women wish for more help from their employer. Here’s a guide for conquering these mental health issues at work.

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Series Overview

Women’s Mental Health Challenges at Work: The Reasons & Signs 20 Min

This session paints a clear picture of the mental health obstacles that women face, and the reasons why women may experience more mental health impacts in the workplace than do men (including the fact that women may have increased household responsibilities in addition to their job.) Maria sheds light on how she handled heightened expectations of being the only woman at the poker table at the beginning of her professional poker career, and how she got to a place where she could effectively manage her stress and anxiety and still remain high-performing at work.

How to Recognize & Overcome Burnout, Anxiety & Depression at Work 30 Min

In this session, Dr. Judy breaks down the most significant sources of workplace stress, and how they actually manifest. Additionally, Maria and Dr. Judy break down how to recognize and overcome some of the biggest contributors to stress and burnout at work, including social comparison, “stereotype threat,” and “imposter syndrome.” Maria and Dr. Judy both share their own personal strategies for success.


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About the Series

While one-third of U.S. workers are chronically stressed, recent studies show that executive and professional women consistently experience more stress, anxiety, and psychological distress than do men.

Additionally, more than 90 percent of female employees wish for better and more accessible help from their employer for treatment of their depression and/or anxiety, according to one study.

Neither triple board-certified neuropsychologist Dr. Judy Ho, nor her sister, professional poker player Maria Ho, are a stranger to this issue.

In this series, they foster an open dialogue on this complex topic. From Maria’s lived experience at the male-dominated poker table, to Dr. Judy’s expertise on workplace burnout and women’s mental health, this series breaks down how to cope with this unique type of stress in the workplace.

There are many factors that contribute to the unique mental health obstacles women face at work; this eye-opening discussion breaks down the causes of, and solutions for, those obstacles.

Who is this series for?

This series is for women who experience stress, anxiety, or depression and are looking for strategies to cope with and overcome these issues while staying productive at work.

Women working in male-dominated industries will especially benefit from this series by learning the specific strategies Maria uses in the male-dominated field of professional poker.

Those who simply want more insight into the unique struggles female professionals may face will gain a unique perspective from both Maria and from Dr. Judy, who both work in male-dominated professions.

“I had to give myself a pep talk every single day in the beginning of my poker career...even though I did go into work very stressed and feeling a lot of anxiety...early on in my career I took it, I saw it as a challenge, and I was able to move forward…[and] if I hadn’t found poker, I wouldn’t be able to deal with the things that happen outside of poker as well as I do.”
- Maria Ho

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The many contributing factors to why women may face additional stress, anxiety, and burnout at work than men
  • How to spot the triggers of stress at work—and how to spot whether that stress is actually stemming from outside the workplace
  • How to overcome workplace stressors like “stereotype threat,” imposter syndrome, social comparison, and more
  • How to lean into your natural strengths at work to tackle burnout, anxiety, and other mental health obstacles

Triple Board Certified Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.